It's another fantasy RPG for those who enjoy losing themselves in a magical, mystical world.
Today, Little Orbit has announced that Brandon Sanderson's acclaimed "Mistborn" series will be coming to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac. The game will be called Mistborn: Birthright and will arrive later in 2013.
Set in an intimidating dark world of "ash, mist and gothic fantasy creatures," the land suffers under the iron grip of the Lord Ruler. There are also rare individuals who can use a powerful rule-based magic system known as Allomancy, which lets them enhance their inherent skills by ingesting and "burning" flakes of metal. Those who can burn a single metal are known as Mistin, and those who can burn all metals are called Mistborn.
This RPG will unsurprisingly feature an original storyline penned by Sanderson. The plot is set hundreds of years before the first "Mistborn" novel, and the focus will be on a "unique combat system that puts Allomancy into the hands of gamers." Players will step into the boots of Fendin "Fiddle" Fathvell, a cocky young noble who must work to master his abilities before darkness can destroy his family.
By the way, Sanderson just finished story development on Infinity Blade II , and he is also finishing work on the final novel in the late Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series. Said Sanderson:
"As an avid gamer, I'm extremely excited by this opportunity. The chance to write the story for a Mistborn game while working with a team of talented developers is, quite literally, living a dream."
Here's hoping this one fits the bill for role-playing aficionados.
Related Game(s): Mistborn: Birthright